2006 Washington Redskins season

2006 Washington Redskins Season

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The 2006 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 10-6 record from 2005.

Offseason

After the end of the 2005 season, the Redskins were reported to be 20 million dollars over the salary cap. However, due to the NFL and NFL Players' Union agreement, the salary cap was raised to $102 million dollars.

The Redskins released 3-time Pro Bowl linebacker LaVar Arrington and starting safeties Ryan Clark and Matt Bowen.

The Redskins signed the following free agents: wide receivers Antwaan Randle El and Brandon Lloyd, strong safety Adam Archuleta, and tight end Christian Fauria.

In the 2006 NFL Draft, the Redskins did not have a first round pick due to a 2005 trade used to acquire quarterback Jason Campbell. However, they traded up in the second round to draft linebacker Rocky McIntosh out of the University of Miami, who was slated to be the replacement for Arrington. The Redskins then used their next pick on Minnesota DT Anthony Montgomery. The rest of their picks included Northern Colorado Safety Reed Doughty, Georgia DT Kedric Golston, Arizona Guard Kili Lefotu, and Tennessee LB Kevin Simon (who was later cut).

The Redskins finished the 2006 preseason with a record of 0-4, losing to the Cincinnati Bengals 19-3, the New York Jets 27-14, the New England Patriots 41-0 and the Baltimore Ravens 17-10. Starting running back Clinton Portis was injured in the first game of...
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